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Magazine Fall 2007 

Northwestern State University of Louisiana 




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Dr. Randall J. Webb, 1965, 1966 

President, Northwestern State University 

Great news for your alma mater came out of the recent 
regular session of the Louisiana Legislature as Northwestern 
State University enters the 2007-2008 academic year at 100 
percent funding under the State Appropriations Formula. This 
brings the university in line with average funding levels among peer institutions in 
the Southern Regional Education Board states. Being funded at 100 percent of for- 
mula means an additional $15.5 million in annual funding to Northwestern. We are 
grateful to Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco and the legislature for making addition- 
al funds available to Northwestern and all Louisiana colleges and universities. 

This new funding is being used to enhance student services, provide addition- 
al student scholarships, increase pay for faculty and staff, perform deferred main- 
tenance on campus facilities and other needs of the university. 

This year, more than 20 new faculty are being hired in academic areas across 
campus. These new faculty will help reduce faculty teaching loads, allow Northwest- 
ern to add class sections and reduce the size of many classes. 

The university plans to seek approval from the Board of Supervisors for the Uni- 
versity of Louisiana System and the Louisiana Board of Regents for new doctoral, 
master's and bachelor's programs in the coming months. Northwestern will propose 
a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and master's degrees in social work, criminal 
justice and professional science along with a certificate program in higher educa- 
tion. We will also seek permission to begin bachelor's programs in professional com- 
munication and unified public safety and administration. 

Northwestern received $20 million in the state's capital outlay bill for five proj- 
ects including $3,480,000 for the extension of South Jefferson Street to the High- 
way 1 Bypass, $4 million for electrical underground system replacement, 
$5,325,000 for the demolition and reconstruction of West Caspari Hall and the ren- 
ovation of East Caspari Hall, $5.6 million for the renovation of Williamson Hall and 
$1.6 million for upgrades and expansion of the campus fiber optic network. 

As a university, we are determined to use this additional funding in a way which 
will provide the most possible benefit to the people of Louisiana. 

Thank you again for all you do to support Northwestern State University. 

Dr. Chris Maggio, 1985, 1991 

Director of Alumni and Development 

My fellow alumni: 

This past summer and every year, Northwestern is host to 
literally thousands of high school students who visit campus 
to attend cheer and dance camps, athletic clinics, music and 
auxiliary clinics, academic sessions for accelerated students, and, this year, Boys 
and Girls State. This provides us with invaluable opportunities to make a good 
impression on college-bound students and their parents. 

Another wonderful source for finding out about outstanding prospective stu- 
dents is through you, our alumni and friends. You may have a grandchild, a neigh- 
bor or other special youth that you believe would find personal growth and an out- 
standing college experience at Northwestern. If this is the case, please take a 
moment to look at Page 17 of this magazine, where you can provide names and con- 
tact information for a prospective student. You can also contact University Recruit- 
ing by calling toll free (800) 327-1903 or (318) 357-4503 or by e-mailing . Our recruiters will follow up on all referrals to help prospec- 
tive students explore what Northwestern has to offer, including academic programs 
and student life opportunities. 

As I have stated before, our alumni are our most credible ambassadors. Thank you 
for all you do to support Northwestern and I hope to see you or hear from you soon. 

Alumni Columns 

Official Publication of 

Northwestern State University 

Natchitoches. Louisiana 

Organized in 1884 

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Volume XVII Number 3 Fall 2007 

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President Jimmy Williams 

Alexandria, 1993 

Vice President Jerry Brungart 

Natchitoches. 1969, 1971 

Secretary-Treasurer Joseph B. Stamey 

Natchitoches. 1983 

Executive Director Dr. Chris Maggio 

Natchitoches, 1985, 1991 


Dane Broussard Houston, Texas, 1986 

Jerry Brungart Natchitoches. 1969, 1971 

Tommy Chester Arcadia, 1969 

Leonard Endris Shreveport, 1974, 1975 

Adrian Howard Arlington. Texas, 1989 

Patricia Wiggins Hrapmann Destrehan, 1973. 1978 

Gail Jones Natchez, 1981, 1998 

Matt Koury Leesville, 1995 

Bryant Lewis Haynesville, 1958 

Carroll Long Tyler, Texas, 1970 

Dr. Lisa Mathews Benton, 1992 

David Morgan Austin. Texas, 1973 

Kip Patrick Shreveport. 1995 

Joseph B. Stamey Natchitoches, 1983 

Glenn Talbert Shreveport. 1964 

Ricky Walmsley Covington, 1985 

J. Michael Wilburn Shreveport, 1975 

Jimmy Williams . . .- Alexandria, 1993 

Dr. Leonard A. Williams New Orleans. 1993 


Shane Creppel Natchitoches 

SGA President 

The Alumni Columns is published in 
spring, summer, fall and winter. 


Dr. Chris Maggio. 1985, 1991 


Leah Pilcher Jackson, 1994 


David West 

Doug Ireland, 1986 


Gary Hardamon 


Beth McPherson Mann, 1975 

NSU Press Publications Office 

Northwestern State University is accredited by the 
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of 
Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, 
Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to 
award Associate, Baccalaureate, Master's, Specialist and 
Doctorate degrees. 

Cover: The team photo is from the 1923 Potpourri. Cover photo is by Gary Hardamon 
with graphic design by Beth Mann. 

It is the policy of Northwestern State University of 
Louisiana not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, 
religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educa- 
tional programs, activities or employment practices. 

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Florida? Absolutely. Florida State? Not quite. 
Georgia? Yes. Georgia Southern? Not even close. 


Marking the centennial of intercollegiate football competition puts Northwest- 
em State Lniversitv in a select group of southern universities sponsoring NCAA 
Division I athletics programs. 

Northwestern and The Citadel are celebrating their 100-year anniversaries of 
football this fall. The\ will join an exclusive group of 20 universities w ith Di\ ision 
I programs to have reached that landmark across the Deep South. 

In Louisiana. Northwestern steps into a second century of football alongside 
LSU. Tulane. Louisiana Tech and Louisiana-Lafayette. It was a 1907 contest 
against Louisiana Polytechnic that was the first for Louisiana State Normal College 
against another college team, although Normal football teams had competed against 
picked teams, club teams and city teams in preceding years. 

Around the Deep South, the 100-year club includes Texas. Texas A&M. TCU. 
Baslor. Arkansas. Alabama. Auburn. Tennessee. Georgia. Georgia Tech. Florida. 
Mississippi State. Ole Miss. Vanderbilt. Alabama State, and Tennessee-Chat- 
tanooga, along with the Louisiana members, according to NCAA records. The 
nation's oldest Division I football programs are Rutgers and Princeton at 137 years 

To commemorate joining those select ranks. Northwestern began making 
plans for the celebration before the end of last basketball season. The decision 
was made to kick off the official Centennial Celebration on a festive da\ in its 
own right. July 4. with the announcement of "The Top 100 Players in Demon 
Football History." Fan voting conducted in May was a primary component in 
the selection process, w ith a committee completing the selections. More than 
1,100 ballots were mailed to former Demon players and coaches, while fans 

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Continued from Page 1 

Northwestern State's 
"Top 100 Players in 
Demon Football History" 

• As chosen by fan voting with con- 
sultation by a blue-ribbon selection 

• Commemorating the 100th anniver- 
sary of intercollegiate football com- 
petition at NSU 

Corwyn Aldredge (TE, 1962-64); Mike 
Almond (WR, 1975-78); Butch Ballard (QB, 
1973-76); Don Beasley (QB, 1961-64); Arthur 
"Tank" Berry (DL, 1981-84); Nathan Black 
(WR, 1998-01); Gordon Boogaerts (LB, 
1970-72); Billy Jack Booth (TE, 1956-59); 
William Broussard (OL, 1996-99); Greg Buck- 
ley (OL, 2001-04); 

Jerry Burton (DB, 1960-63); Mario Cage (RB, 
1971-74); Andre Carron (LB, 1988-91): 
Tory Collins (DL, 2003-06); Robert Daniel 
(DL, 1994-98); Joe Delaney (RB, 1977-80); 
John Dilworth (DB, 1971-74); Al Dodd (DB, 
1963-66); Dudley Downing (OL, 1952-54); 
Derrick Doyle (WR, 2003-06); 

Mark Duper (WR, 1980-81); Walter Edler 
(DL, 1967-70); Al Edwards (WR, 1986-89); 
Johnny Emmons (ATH, 1948-51); Jerry 
Fowler (OL, 1959-62); Mike Funches (OL, 
1997-98); Larry Gaudet (LB, 1968-71); Mike 
Green (DB, 1997-99); Warren Griffith (OL, 
1976-80); Don Guidry (QB, 1965-68); 

Ross Gwinn (OL, 1963-66); Adrian Hardy 
(DB, 1989-92); Bobby Hebert (QB, 1979-82); 
Bert Heckel (OL, 1956-59); Charlie Hennigan 
(WR, 1955-57); Randy Hilliard (DB, 1986-89); 
Keith Hodnett (K, 1985-88); Dale Hoffpauir 
(ATH, 1956-59); Derrick Johnese (RB, 2002- 
04); Donald Johnson (RB, 1969-72); 

Jamall Johnson (LB, 2003-04); Jermaine 
Jones (DB, 1995-98); John King (OL, 1987- 
90); John Kulakowski (DL, 1984-87); Brad 
Laird (QB, 1991-95); A.K. "Buddy" Lancaster 
(ATH, 1948-50); Monte Ledbetter (WR, 1964- 
65); Walter Ledet (OL, 1934-38); Kevin Lewis 
(DB, 1985-88); Roy Locks (DL, 1999-02); 

Tony Joe Maranto (DB, 1995-97); Clarence 
Matthews (RB, 1992-95); Gary McCrary (OL, 
1968-71); Terrence McGee (DB, 1999-02); 
James "Red" McNew (ATH, 1953-56); 
Robert Moore (DB, 1982-85); Ed Moses (LB, 
1990-93); Craig Nail (QB, 2001); Greg 
Necaise (DL, 1989-90); Quintene Newhouse 
(DL, 2001-04) 

Centennial Celebration continued 

and the public were encouraged to vote 
online through . 
the university's official athletics website. 

The Top 100 list was narrowed down 
from a group of 230 players nominated by 
a blue-ribbon panel comprised of former 
players, coaches and past and present 
administrators. Credentials required 
included either first-team all-conference 
or All-Louisiana recognition, All-Ameri- 
ca honors, professional football experi- 
ence, selection to the university's Gradu- 
ate N Club Hall of Fame for performance 
as a football player for the Demons, or by 
being a current or former school record 
holder or currently ranking in the all-time 
records. Some players prior to World War 
II were also on the ballot based on past 
testimonials from coaches of that era. 

"As we expected, the selection 
process generated a great deal of interest 
around the state and from NSU supporters 
around the country. Choosing a 'Top 100' 
list has been a wonderful way to kick off 
the celebration of our 100-year football 
anniversary," said Director of Athletics 
Greg Burke. 

Pro Football Hall of Fame tight end 
Jackie Smith joined College Foot- 
ball Hall of Fame members Joe 
Delaney and Gary Reasons on the 
"Top 100" roster. 

Also among the Top 100 roster 
are nine members of the Louisiana 
Sports Hall of Fame, eight All-Pro 
or Pro Bowl participants, and eight 
Demons who played in the Super 
Bowl including five who played on 
winning teams in that game. The Top 100 
includes 37 Ail-Americans, along with 
dozens of pro football participants, 
including six who are currently active. 

Five players from the unbeaten (9-0) 
1966 team made the Top 100: All-Ameri- 
ca safety Al Dodd, Senior Bowl partici- 
pant Dick Reding (receiver), quarterback 
Don Guidry, offensive tackle Ross Gwinn 
and receiver Al Phillips. All-America tail- 
back Parker Wiggins was the only repre- 
sentative from the 1 1-0 Demons of 1939. 

"This is just an incredible honor," 
said Gwinn. "You think about 100 years 
of football and that's what this is really 

about, not just some of us, but all of us 
who have ever played or cheered for 
Northwestern. To be part of something 
with this kind of history and tradition, 
that's special." 

There are more players whose career 
ended in the 1980s (20) than any other 
decade on the list. Included are 18 from 
the 1990s, 17 from both the 1960s and the 
current decade, 15 from the 1970s, 10 
from the 1950s and just three from earlier 

The Top 100 list includes players 
starting with 1923-25 tailback Harry 
"Rags" Turpin, who was named head 
coach in 1934 and served in that capacity 
for a record 22 seasons. It was capped by 
three players who just completed their 
Demon football careers last fall: two-time 
All-America defensive tackle Tory 
Collins, career receiving leader Derrick 
Doyle, and three-time first-team All- 
Southland Conference safety Russ Wash- 

Typical of the reaction of the players 
chosen was this response from quarter- 
back James "Red" McNew, a star quarter- 
back and safety from 1953-56: 

"I was lucky enough to have played 
with an outstanding group and coached by 
a great staff. Coach Turpin, Coach Ledet 
and Coach Brown will always have a 
warm place in my heart .... Thanks to all 
my former teammates and I know without 
their help this honor would not have been 
possible. I accept on their behalf" 

The "Top 100 Players" were honored 
Sept. 1 when Northwestern celebrated the 
100th anniversary of its first intercolle- 
giate competition as the 2007 season 
kicked off with a home contest at Turpin 
Stadium against Henderson State, where 
former NSU head coach Sam Goodwin is 
the director of athletics. Centennial cele- 
bration activities are being staged at each 
2007 home football game, including the 
Oct. 27 homecoming contest. The com- 
memoration will wrap up early next year 
with a "Sam Goodwin Roast" with the 
school's all-time winningest football 
coach as the featured guest. 

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The "Top 100" roster includes 54 
offensive players: 16 linemen, 14 running 
backs, 13 wide receivers, eight quarter- 
backs and three tight ends. There are 36 
defensive players, with 17 defensive 
backs, 11 linemen and eight linebackers. 
Four specialists - kickers, punters and 
returners - made the list along with six 
players in the "athlete" category because 
of their versatility and contributions on 
offense, defense and special teams. 

Reasons, All-America from 1981-83, 
is the only three-time All-America player 
in school history, and was the first in 
Football Championship Subdivision (for- 
merly Division I-AA) history. He set 
school records with 172 tackles as a sen- 
ior and 394 in his career. 

Delaney, who shattered school sin- 
gle-game and career rushing records from 
1977-80, won "Rookie of the Year" hon- 
ors in 1981 for the NFL's Kansas City 
Chiefs. He is the only two-sport All- 
American in school history, also winning 
accolades in track and field as a member 
of the Demons' 1981 NCAA Division I 
champion 4x100 meter relay team. That 
unit also included two other Top 100 
members, receivers Mark Duper and Vic- 
tor Oatis. 

Reasons was elected to the College 
Football Hall of Fame in 1996. with 
Delaney inducted posthumously a year 

Smith, a tight end and punter for the 
Demons from 1959-62, led Northwestern 
in receiving twice and in punting three 

years. He played 16 seasons in the NFL, 
using the speed that made him an out- 
standing hurdler on the Demons' track 
team to redefine the tight end's role in pro 
football, leading to his Pro Football Hall 
of Fame enshrinement in 1994. 

Smith, Delaney and Reasons are also 
in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, 
along with Top 100 choices Duper, 
Bobby Hebert (quarterback), Charlie 
Hennigan (receiver), Walter Ledet 
(guard), Charlie Tolar (running back), 
and Turpin. 

Current Demons' head coach Scott 
Stoker and defensive line coach Roy 
Locks made the Top 100 roster. Stoker 
was a record-breaking quarterback from 
1986-89, guiding the 1988 Demons to the 
Southland Conference title and the play- 
off quarterfinals. Locks, a four-year 
starter at defensive end and llinebacker, 
was a 2002 All-America end for a playoff 

Six players currently in the NFL are 
among the Top 100: Pro Bowl kick 
returner and cornerback Terrence McGee 
(Buffalo), 9-year veteran cornerback 
Kenny Wright (Cleveland). 8-year cor- 
nerback Mike Green (Seattle). 6-year vet- 
eran quarterback Craig Nail (Buffalo), 
second-year cornerback David Pittman 
(Baltimore) and Collins, a rookie defen- 
sive tackle with Chicago. 

The selection committee also named 
13 other players as honorary captains, 
recognizing their remarkable leadership 
contributions durinu their days at NSU. 

Demons start '07 football season 

with two home games 


September 1 

Henderson State 



September 8 

'Central Arkansas 



September 15 



12:30 EST 

September 22 

Open date 

September 29 

Texas Tech 



October 6 

*Nicholls State 



October 13 

'Southeastern Louisiana 



October 20 

*Sam Houston State 



October 27 

'Texas State (HOMECOMING) Home 


November 3 

Ole Miss 



November 10 

'McNeese State 



November 17 

'Stephen F. Austin 



'Southland Conference games 

Kickoff times all CST, and are subject to change. Dates 

subject to change 

for televised games. 

Please visit www. for updates. 

Top 100 Players continued 

Vic Nyvall (RB, 1967-69); Victor Oatis (WR, 
1979-82); John Wayne Odom (OL, 1960-63); 
Sammy Joe Odom (LB, 1962-63); Ed Org- 
eron (DL, 1980-83); Patrick Palmer (WR, 
1994-97); Petey Perot (OL, 1975-78); Al 
Phillips (WR, 1966-69); David Pittman (DB, 
2002-05); Mike Pool (QB, 1969-70) 

Ronnie Powell (RB, 1997-98); Gary Reasons 
(LB, 1980-83); Dick Reding (WR, 1963-66); 
Michael "Red" Richardson (DB, 1981-84); 
Kurt Rodriguez (LB, 1999-02); Jackie Smith 
(TE, 1959-62); Marcus Spears (OL, 1991- 
93); John Stephens (RB, 1984-87); Scott 
Stoker (QB, 1986-89); Glenn Talbert (ATH, 

Bob Tatum (OL, 1951-54); Tony Taylor (RB, 
1998-00); Gene Tennison (OL, 1998-01) 
Keith Thibodeaux (DB, 1993-96); Sidney 
Thornton (RB, 1973-76); Charlie Tolar (RB, 
1956-58); Darryl Toussaint (DB, 1978-80); 
Floyd Turner (WR, 1985-88); Odessa Turner 
(WR, 1984-86); Harry "Rags" Turpin (RB, 

Randy Walker (P-K, 1970-73); Wayne Walker 
(P, 1963-65); Richard Ware (RB, 1968-71); 
Russ Washington (DB, 2003-05); Parker 
Wiggins (RB, 1937-1940); Ahmad Willis (DL, 
1999-02); David Wright (ATH, 1976-79); 
Kenny Wright (DB, 1996-98); Ferrell 
Yarbrough (DL, 1958-61); Toby Zeigler (SP, 


(Chosen by the selection committee in 

recognition of their leadership skills, 

unselfish team play and positive 

impact on their teammates during 

their playing careers) 

E.H. Gilson (HB, 1937-40); Grant Crowder 
(LB, 1994-95); Jerry Epperson (OL, 1951- 
54); Guy Hedrick (RB, 1990-92); Bill Johnson 
(OL 1975-78); Lester Latino (LB, 1966-69); 
Bryant "Red" Lewis (1956-57); Carroll Long 
(OL, 1965-66); Rob Robertson (FB, 1994- 
97); Mark Schroeder (RB, 1978-79); 
Theophile Scott (HB, 1940-42); Carlos Tread- 
way (TE, 1988-92); Earnest "Bama" Wright 

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Alumni News 

Homecoming 2007 

Northwestern 's Homecoming Festivities will be celebrated Thursday, Oct. 25 through 
Saturday, Oct. 27 with many activities for alumni, visitors and friends. 

Thursday, October 25 

NSU Retirees Reception 

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. — President's Home 

Reception for all Northwestern Retirees. 

Friday, October 26 

Alumni Association Board Meeting 

10 a.m., Red River Waterway Commission Building on the High- 
way 1 Bypass directly across the street from the Mariner's 
Restaurant Annual Board of Directors meeting open to the public. 

Homecoming Golf Tournament 

1 p.m. — NSU Recreation Complex 

Golfers are invited to participate in the annual golf scramble on 
the 18-hole golf course for $50 per player (includes golf cart and 
lunch by Coach Gene Knecht). Tee time is at 1 p.m. and lunch will 
be served at noon. Reservations can be made by calling Drake 
Owens at (318) 357-4243 or e-mailing 

NSU Foundation Board Meeting 

1:30 p.m., Red River Waterway Commission Building on the High- 
way 1 Bypass directly across the street from the Mariner's 
Restaurant. Open to the public. 

Homecoming Parade 

5 p.m. (approx.) - Campus/Town Annual Homecoming Parade for 
both the Northwestern and Natchitoches communities. Begins at 
Prather Coliseum and ends at the downtown riverbank. A pep rally 
on the riverbank will follow the parade. 


6-7 p.m. - Student Union Lobby 

Honoring Alumni Board, Foundation Board, Excellence in Teaching 
Award Recipients, Long Purple Line Recipients, N-Club Inductees, 
and President's Distinguished Service Award Recipient. 

Pi Kappa Phi Open House 

7 p.m. - Pi Kappa Phi house 

All Pi Kappa Phi alumni and their families are invited. 

Homecoming Banquet 

7 p.m. - Student Union Ballroom 

Join us for the annual banquet, as we honor the Long Purple 
Line Recipients, the President's Distinguished Service Award 
Recipient, Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients and the N- 
Club Inductees. Tickets are $15 per person and can be pur- 
chased at the Alumni Center or by calling 357-4414 or 1-888- 

A reception prior to the banquet will be held from 
6-7 p.m. in the lobby of the Student Union. 

Saturday, October 27 

College of Education Reunion 

8:30 a.m. - Teacher Education Center 

All graduates of the College of Education are invited to attend a 
breakfast that will honor the inductees of the College's Hall of 
Distinguished Educators. For more information, call the College 
of Education at (318) 357-6288. 

Pi Kappa Phi Alumni meeting 

9 a.m. - Pi Kappa Phi house 

College of Business Brunch 

10 a.m. - noon— Natchitoches Room, Russell Hall 

All College of Business alumni are invited to renew old friendships 
before the game. Inductees into the College's Hall of Distinction 
will be recognized at approximately 10:30 a.m. and announce- 
ments regarding professorships will be made. For more informa- 
tion, call the College of Business at (318) 357-5161. 

ROTC Open House 

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.- James A. Noe Military Science Building 
ROTC alumni are invited to visit the hospitality room at the ROTC 
building between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, con- 
tact Monica Breedlove at 318-357-5157 or email, 

University Bookstore Open 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Student Union 

NSU memorabilia and souvenirs will be available for purchase. 

N-Club Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 

10:30 a.m. - Magale Recital Hall 

For more information, call Gil Gilson at (318) 677-3141 or email 

Class of 1957 Homecoming Brunch 

11 a.m.- Family & Consumer Science Building, Second Floor. 

The brunch is $10 per person. Reservations should be made by 
Monday, Oct. 15. For more information or to RSVP, contact Virginia 
Crossno at (318) 357-4108 or (318) 357-8355 or email 

Alumni Tailgating 

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Tailgating Field 

The Alumni Association will serve plate lunches for $5 per person. 
All NSU Alumni are invited to visit the tent for a casual meal with 
friends and former classmates before the game. 

Tailgating Activities 

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Tailgating Field adjacent to Turpin Stadi- 
um. Various groups, including the Greek organizations, N-Club, 
and College of Education will be tailgating prior to the football 

Gymnastics Team Reunion 

Noon - 1:30 p.m., Stroud Room, Fieldhouse 

Former Gymnastics Team members and their families are invited 
to participate in a team reunion. For more information, please call 
the Athletic Department at (318) 357-5251 or email Will Brous- 
sard at 

Alumni Art Show/Picnic 

Noon — Orville Hanchey Gallery 

Northwestern State University's School of Creative & Performing 
Arts, Fine & Graphic Arts Department, will host the 2nd annual 
alumni exhibit in conjunction with this fall's Homecoming celebra- 

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Homecoming Activities continued 

tion. For more information, call Leslie Gruesbeck at (318) 352- 
6974 or email 

Pregame Activities 

1:30 p.m. - Turpin Stadium 

Enjoy the pre-game show by the Spirit of Northwestern Marching 

Band and other game day activities. 

Homecoming Game vs. Texas State 

2 p.m. - Turpin Stadium 

Halftime Ceremonies 

3:30 p.m. (approx.) - Turpin Stadium 

Postgame Reception for Homecoming Court 

5 p.m. (approx.) - Stroud Room in the Athletic Fieldhouse 

For more information, call Yonna Pasch at (318) 357-5438 or email By invitation only. 

N-Club Barbecue 

5 p.m. (approx.) - "N" Club Tent at Tailgating Field 

For more information, call Gil Gilson at (318) 677-3141 or email at 

"Boogie on the Bricks" 

7 p.m. (approx.) - Front Street 

Join Demon fans in the Historic District for live music, food and danc- 
ing as Natchitoches hosts a free street dance and concert. 

lota Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority & Theta Delta 
Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Faternity 35th Reunion 

Time and Place TBA 

For more information, call either Reginald Jones at (281) 437-2128 

or (832) 443-3107 or email at or Brenda 

Fowler Milner at (318) 652-3107 or email at 

or Judith Green at (318) 673-6480 or (318) 834-2288 or email at 

"Brick Shack" remembered 

During a bus tour of the campus during the Class of 
1957 reunion last spring, Allen Horton Jr. noted the loca- 
tion of Eugene P. Watson Library and what was missing 
from that spot: the "Brick Shack," the two-story men's 

"How could such a pillar of learning now stand 
almost over where 'The Brick Shack' stood?" he won- 
dered. A partial history from 1956-57 may explain the 

"On the second floor of the north wing housed per- 
haps some of the best friends this Cajun could have ever 
been around," Horton said. "They were Al, Ted, Peewee, 
Pig, the Hineston Trio, Bootsie, Kenneth Wayne, Joe, The 
Old Salt, Bud, Jimmy, Tapper and Elvis's two biggest 
fans, even before he became a star. 

"From this group came at least five coaches, two very 
successful realtors, a parish school superintendent, two or 
more school administrators, the president of a major paper 
operation and a member of the NSU outstanding educa- 
tors Hall of Fame. We mourn Joe, Kenneth Wayne and 
Donald, who are continuing to make NSU proud in a bet- 
ter world than this one. 

"A book could be written about the pranks, laughs 
and true school spirit shared amongst us. The trips to 
Mamma V's for hot tamales and a stop at Maggio's for 
what we said was 'root beer.' For some strange reason, the 
administration frowned if this was consumed in the Shack. 
Many shucks and root beer cans were disposed of in the 
janitorial container. 

"The night of the fire, when Pig and Joe were the 
heroes, half-asleep Pig made his way down the hall to use 
the facilities when he noticed strange blinking red lights 
flickering at one end of the hall where the huge window 
fan was mounted. Thinking fire, Pig woke up Joe and 
they went to investigate. Joe, the hall monitor, was not 
very pleased to be awakened in the first place. He and Pig 
were less than thrilled to find a blinking road detour bar- 
ricade in front of the huge window fan, which together 
made an unusual sight. We proudly continued to give 
kudos to the two in saving us from 'the fire.' 

"Going back to the irony of the library now above 
ground previously occupied by The Shack brings this 
thought: many of us never knew where the old library 
was, much less how to get in and out of it. We think of 
those who resided here, coming back in whatever spirit 
they may be, trying to find their old room, winding up in 
the new library and not being able to get out. 

"So, if when using the library at night you may find 
tamale shucks in the waste containers or see strange blink- 
ing lights coming from some dark corner, do not panic. 
It's just another traditional fun-loving ghost of NSU keep- 
ing the campus alive and filled with 'spirit.' Maybe a 
library wing, room, or hall should be named the Brick 
Shack to make these ghosts feel more at home. This is 
dedicated to all who remember the Brick Shack as their 
second home." 

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Alumni Gatherings 

Shreveport Crawfish Boil 

Enjoying crawfish and fun were, front row from 
left, Kay Thompson and Patsy Wilson. On the 
back row are Tommy Wilson (1975), Tim 
Thompson (1976) and Jason Everage (2001). 

Chris Grisham and 
Wendy Grisham 
(2000), Kelle Head 
(2001, 2005) and 
Brad Jones (1998) 
were among the 
guests at the 

Janis Franklin, Marguerite 
Hudson (1949), Billy Hud- 
son (1948), Gene Haynes 

(1954) and Earl Haynes 

(1955) gathered to remem- 
ber college days at the 
Shreveport Crawfish Boil. 

Buddy Bonnette Memorial Day 
Golf Scramble 

Kerry Lucky, William Hale (1997), NSU Assistant Director of 
Development Jill Bankston (1997) and Todd Matney com- 
peted in the Buddy Bonnette Golf Scramble, above left, as 
did Dan Poole (1952), Bob Pender (1955, 1960), Len Pon- 
der (1959, 1965) and Dwane Murphy (1957), above right. 

Buddy Bonnette 
Memorial Day 
Golf Scramble 

Other Golf Scramble teams were Dan Carr (1955, 1958), 
Harold Collier (1975), T.E. Wall and Jim Reichel, above left, 
as well ds Ryan Todtenbier, Paul Errington, Steven Boyd 
and Darin Ellet, above right. 

25th Annual Chris Roper Memorial 
Golf Tournament 

Participating in the annual Chris Roper Golf Tourna- 
ment were, from left, Kenny Clark (1979), Mike Stain- 
back (1979), Danny Clark (1979), David Thompson, 
Tom Brassell (1979), Jerry Griggs, Gary Griggs and Andy 
Pyles (1980). 

Mary Roper, left, and Rick Roper, right, greeted Allison 
McCloud, center, the 2007-08 recipient of the Chris 
Roper Scholarship. 

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Alumni Gatherings 

Don Purser Memorial Golf Scramble & Winn Parish Reception 

Members of the Don Purser family greeted fellow 
alumni and guests at the Don Purser Memorial 
Golf Scramble and dinner in Winnfield. Seated 
from left are Megan Purser, Donnie Purser, John 
Jackson (1955, 1970) and Matt Purser. On the 
back row are Leah Purser, Jane Purser (1949) and 
Pam Purser. 

Jason O'Brien, first recipient 
of the Don Purser Scholar- 
ship, was greeted by Jane 
Purser (1949). 

Adam Daughtry was named 
winner of the Ted Jones 
Scholarship for Winnfield. 
Stephanie Lawrence (2005) 
Winnfield area recruiter, pre- 
sented the award. 

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State University ;— 

Second place winners were Bo Files, Kyle 
Carter, Chuck Weeks and Deano Thorton 

i win 

First place winners in the Don 
Purser Memorial Golf Scramble 
were Chad Goins (2000), Jeremy 
Moore, Steve Johnson and Adam 

5^ Northwestern State I niversity J ^ 

Third place winners were Jack 
Brittain (1979), Chase Trichell, 
Brittany Averett, Fred Teresa 
(1982) and Zack Williams 

Winnfield High School graduates who are 
attending NSU this fall are, front row from 
left, Hanah Hailey, Adam Daughtry and 
Jordan Jurek. On the back row are Kyle 
McNaughton, Zack Price, and Dr. Randy 

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Almuni Gatherings 

Dallas Alumni Gathering 

Matt (2001) and Julie 
(2003) Casstevens were 
among the guests at the 
Dallas gathering. 

Ronnie Wise (1989), Trey Hennigan (2003), Trent Harrell, 
Jermaine Jones (1998), Assistant Athletic Director Dr. 
William Broussard (2000) and Al Traylor (2001) were able 
to catch up during the Dallas alumni gathering. 

Monty Montgomery 
(1956), Susie Branch and 
Kathy Montgomery 
enjoyed the fellowship 
among alumni and guests 
in Dallas. 


Raven Brown (1999), Andrea Bailey (1999), Carmen Pey- 
ton (1999), Quincy Perkins, Dawn DeVillier (2002), Katie 
Caldwell and Debbie Harp, from left, shared a meal with 
fellow alumni in Dallas. 

Old friends reunited in Dallas were, from left, Assistant 
Alumni and Development Director Jill Parker Bankston 
(1997), Brandi Poche Taylor (1998), Angela Hennigan 
Kelso (1995), Kelley Kendall Mims (1996) and Jill Cantrell 
Morrison (1993). 

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In today's world, keeping in touch is easier than ever. Even though you may be far from Natchitoches, you can still be a part 
of the university community. 

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© Robert Manriquez (2001. 2006) was named Sabine Parish 
High School 2007 Teacher of the Year and over the summer partic- 
ipated in the Japan Fulbright Memorial Teacher Fund Program. 
Manriquez is a science teacher at Many High School and was one 
of 400 primary and secondary educators to travel to Japan for three 
weeks to promote intercultural understanding between the two 
nations. Traveling with the program to select cities, the partici- 
pants have direct contact with Japanese teachers and students dur- 
ing visits to schools and teacher colleges. Cultural sites, local 
industries and a homestay with a local family are also part of the 

A teacher at Many High since 2003, Manriquez earned a bach- 
elors degree in biology and a master of education with a concentra- 
tion in the Preparing Responsive Educators program. He teaches 
physics, physical science and environmental science. He is a mem- 
ber of several professional organizations and has participated in 
several developmental education fellowships and workshops. He 
has received several professional honors and has received several 
grants during his teaching career. 

© Former Demon football player B J. Williams (1999. 2003) was 
named the Director of Public Service in Plaquemines Parish. 
Williams earned a degree in education and completed his master's 

5 John P. Taylor (1957) has published a book entitled "A Cry 
From the Mountains," a coming of age story about the adventures 
of a young boy who moves to a mountain farm to escape the vio- 
lence of the city. 

Taylor and his family live on the upper Texas gulf coast. He 
earned a Bachelor of Science at NSU and is a certified public 
accountant in Texas. His next novel. "Follow the Sun," will be 
published this fall. The novel focuses on the hardships of a family 
traveling to Colorado on the Oregon Trail during the 1850s. 

© David Eason (1961) was inducted into the Redlands High 
School, Redlands. Calif., Baseball Wall of Fame earlier this year 
for his efforts in the 1990s as president of the Baseball Boosters in 
raising over $2(K),(K)0 to refurbish the school's baseball fields. 
David's son Michael was an Ail-American pitcher at the Universi- 
ty of California, Riverside, in 1995 and signed with the Florida 

i? Cathy Bethel Hein (1992) was named new head of the CIO 
Office for Novartis International where she will provide operational 
support to the Corporate CIO, the Divisional IT leadership teams 
and to the NITB as its general secretary. She will also manage the 
portfolio of cross-divisional IT projects and ensure that the recent- 
ly implemented IT Governance reflects the ECN mandate. 

Cathy's professional career spans a broad range of experiences, 
including portfolio management, service management, financial report- 
ing and the development of rT solutions in Life Sciences and ERP. 
Before joining Novartis in 2(K)6, Cathy worked for companies such as 
BearingPoint Switzerland, Lion Bioscience Germany, Celera Genomics 
Maryland/U.S. and Andersen Consulting Texas/U.S. Cathy holds a 
Master of Science Management Information Systems from the Univer- 
sity of Texas Dallas and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from 

• 5 Kathy R. Waits Robinson (19X6) of Krum, Texas, graduated 
from Baylor Nursing School with a Master of Science in Nursing 
in neonatology on May 12. completing the degree with academic- 

"The NSU School of Nursing gave me the education I needed 
to complete my degree and give me the competitive edge to be a 

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)." she 

Prior to moving to Texas, Robinson 
was a pediatric RN at Schumpert Medical 
Center in Shreveport. head nurse at the 
Pediatric ICU (PICU) at Ochsner Medical 
Center in New Orleans, the pediatric head 
nurse at Rapides Regional in Alexandria 
and a specialized care pediatric nurse at 
Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. She 
plans to work as a neonatal nurse practi- 
tioner at the Medical Center of Lewisville, 

Texas, where she has been a charge nurse for the NICU for the last 
five years. Last year she was selected as a Top 100 Nurse in Texas 
by the Texas Nurses Association and was the very first nurse from 
the Medical Center of Lewisville to receive the honor. 

Kathy Robinson 

O Rhett Crosby (1999) of Laveen, Ariz., 
had the privilege of working around an 
Emmy Nominated director in Sedona. 
Ariz., for a destinations video for Disney. 
Since signing with MovieWork Now Cast- 
ing he has received many call backs and 
participated in more than a half dozen 
projects, including. The Kingdom, a 
Gatorade commercial with Derek Jetter. 
and BBC docudramas Nuclear & Comet. 
Last summer, he was been cast to play a 
character on a new TV Show entitled "The 
Unjust" produced by Red C. Entertain- 

A native of Dallas. Rhett earned a degree in broadcast journal- 
ism at NSU. He has over 10 years combined experience in film, tel- 
evision, stage, radio and voice over. Rhett began acting classes at a 
young age and continue to develop his skills through school and 
college at Northwestern where he took several theater, acting and 
drama classes for electives. He became involved in the local acting 
scene as soon as he moved to Arizona. 

Rhett Crosby 

College of Business to host Homecoming brunch 

The NSU College of Business will host a brunch from 
10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 27, as part of the university's 
Homecoming festivities. During the brunch, the College will 
recognize this year's inductees into the College of Business 
Hall of Distinction. Announcements will be made regarding 
the Robert Easley Professorship for the College of Business, 
which is near fulfillment. This professorship honors a long- 
time dean and professor in the College of Business and 
was initiated by former students and colleagues. Donors 
towards the scholarship will be recognized. 

Anyone who would like to contribute to the professorship's 
fulfillment should contact NSU Director of Alumni and 
Development Chris Maggio at (318) 357-4414 

The program will also include acknowledgements concern- 
ing other professorships in development and introductions 
for Dr. Jerry L. Wall, new dean of the College of Business. 

For more information or to RSVP for the brunch, 
contact the College of Business at (318) 357-5162. 


Alumni Columns Full 2007 / 9 

Campus News 

Dr. John Dollar 

New department heads announced 

Increasing enrollment, expanding 
undergraduate curriculums and increasing 
career opportunities for graduate students 
are the main goals for Dr. John Dollar, 
who has been named the head of the 
Department of Health and Human Perfor- 

Dollar joined the faculty at Northwest- 
ern in 2003 after serving at Texas A & M 
University, where he earned a Ph.D. in kine- 
siology and was teaching in the sports management program. 
Dollar earned a bachelor's degree in secondary health and 
physical education at the University of Central Arkansas in 
Conway, Ark., in 1974 and a master's degree in secondary 
physical education at NSU in 1981 and he has more than 30 
years of secondary and higher physical education experience in 
Louisiana and Texas. For the last four years. Dollar has taught 
NSU graduate classes in sports administration and hopes to 
incorporate that expertise into enhancing both undergraduate 
and graduate course work in the department. 

Undergraduate degree programs offered by the Depart- 
ment of Health and Human Performance include teacher certi- 
fication in health and physical education and health and exer- 
cise science. The department also offers a minor in athletic- 
training and a concentration in physical therapy. At the gradu- 
ate level, programs offered include health and physical educa- 
tion, health promotion and sports administration. 

According to Dollar, refining the undergraduate and grad- 
uate programs to meet guidelines set forth by the North Amer- 
ican Society for Sports Management and the National Associa- 
tion for Sports and Physical Education is an important network- 
ing tool for both recruiting students and placing students in 

"The NASSM and the NASPE combined and came up 
with common guidelines for undergraduate and graduate pro- 
grams in sports management and sports administration.'" Dollar 
said. "In meeting the guidelines, your program achieves 
national approval status and you are listed an their register of 
approved programs for recruiting purposes." 

Expanding the undergraduate curriculum could create a 
smooth transition for HHP undergraduates who plan to pursue 
the master's degree. One benefit of NSU's program is that stu- 
dents work closely with the athletic department for practical 
experience and many have pursued successful internships and 
careers with professional sports organizations and facilities. 
Dollar intends to nurture those contacts to establish rapport 
with sports organizations, conferences and related agencies. 

"Drawing students to a Division I program is a big plus for 
us because the experience is good for them. Our masters pro- 
gram is as good as any master's program in the south, includ- 
ing Texas and all the Florida schools," said Dollar, whose for- 
mer students are on staff with the Texas Rangers, the San Anto- 
nio Spurs, and the New Orleans Hornets. "The availability of 
internships is outstanding. " 

Students must meet rigorous academic standards to 
achieve the prized internships, which rely on organizational 
skills and experience in sales, marketing and promotions. 

See Dollar on page 11 

Bringing science laboratories to 
state-of-the-art condition and updating 
course syllabi are top priorities for Dr. 
Zafer Hatahet. newly-appointed chairman 
of the Department of Biological Sciences. 
Hatahet earned B.S. and M.S. 
degrees in biology at University of 
Detroit and a Ph.D. in biochemistry at 
Dr. Zafer Hatahet McGill University. He completed post- 
doctoral fellowship at the Univers ; of 
Vermont, where he began his career as a research assistant in 
the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. He 
later was associate professor in the Department of Biochem- 
istry at the University of Texas Health Center in Tyler and 
served as an adjunct member of the graduate faculty at Stephen 
F. Austin before joining the faculty at Northwestern two years 
ago as a professor of in the department of biological sciences. 
Hatahet's research interests are in oxidative DNA damage and 

At NSU, Hahahet has served as chairman of the Pre-Med 
Advisory Committee and is an animal of the Animal Welfare 
Committee and the Faculty Senate Standards Committee, fol- 
lowing service in faculty senates and advisory committees at 
previous universities. He has served as a research mentor to 
several NSU students and has been successful in securing thou- 
sands of dollars in grants to purchase, modernize and install 
new lab equipment at NSU. 

"Biology is a very fast-moving field. In biology, the books 
that are three years old are outdated. Equipment from 10 years 
ago is outdated." Hatahet said. He recently secured grants to 
install a modern genetics and molecular biology teaching lab, 
install computers in lecture and lab rooms, purchase equipment 
and modernize the introductory biology lab. 

"Classes should have labs. What you read in a book or 
hear in a lecture is reinforced with hands-on experience," said 
Hatahet, who believes that research experience in a state of the 
art lab prepares an undergraduate for a Ph.D. lab. "They can 
learn skills that are comparable to students at larger universities 
with huge resources." 

Hatahet plans to review courses to ensure that the exten- 
sive core requirements in biological sciences build upon each 

"We will try in the next two years to have a more integrat- 
ed curriculum so that what the students are learning is in the 
service of the other sciences," he said, explaining that techno- 
logical upgrades also have positive effects in this area. "In sci- 
ence, the tools have changed. Why teach the old technology 
the students are never going to use? 

Hatahet hopes that by modernizing the labs and bringing 
the curriculum up to date, NSU students as well prepared as 
possible for careers in medicine, biotechnology and the bio- 
pharmaceutical industry. 

"In order to get jobs when they graduate, they need to have 
experience with the technology that is being used right now. 
We can train the students for jobs in these areas and advise 
them about opportunities that exist. We can also establish con- 
nections with companies that are hiring and train the students 

See Hatahet on page 11 

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Dr. Jerry L. Wall has been named Dean 
of the College of Business and professor at 
NSU. His appointment has been approved 
by the Board of Supervisors for the Univer- 
sity of Louisiana System. 

Wall was a professor of management at 

the University of Louisiana at Monroe from 

1983 until 2007 and director of the Center 

■ Jerr y wa " for Business and Economic Research from 
1983 until 2005. He developed and taught 
courses in international business, research and several areas of 
management. As director. Wall generated more than $3.4 million 
in grant activity over 10 years and published multiple economic 
reports on the area. 

"I was attracted to this position because of the challenges 
that were offered at Northwestern," said Wall. "The College of 
Business is accredited and maintaining accreditation is a differ- 
ent challenge. There is a great deal of potential here because of 
the faculty present as well as the students." 

The College of Business is accredited by The Association to 
Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB) Internation- 
al. NSU achieved reaffirmation of accreditation in 2005 for six 
years, the longest period granted by the organization. 

"As dean, I want to continue providing a quality business 
education for our students and maintaining our accreditation by 
making sure our students receive high quality instruction." said 
Wall. "1 want to build bridges to the communities we serve and 
make sure we are providing quality graduates that meet the 
needs of businesses. I want to make sure we offer courses that 
are needed including continuing education classes." 

Wall also wants Northwestern 's College of Business to pro- 
vide students with a better understanding of international busi- 

"We are part of an international world of work, so we will 
be exploring international opportunities especially in South 
America because of the continent's ties to the Port of New 

Wall earned a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State Uni- 
versity, an M.B.A. from East Carolina University and a doctor- 
ate from the University of Missouri. He was also a faculty mem- 
ber at Western Illinois University where he was also director of 
the Small Business Institute and an instructor at Southwest Vir- 
ginia Community College. Wall was a visiting professor at the 
University of Iowa. 

He also served as director of special projects for the 
Louisiana Small Business Development Center, editor of the 
Delta Business Review, the Northeast Louisiana Business 
Review and the Journal of Behavioral Economics and as co-edi- 
tor of the Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Manage- 

Wall has been treasurer and a member of the board of direc- 
tors of the Alliance of Universities for Democracy in Pecs, Hun- 
gary, and a member of the board of directors of the Ed Plus 
Foundation and the Military Officers Association ol America. 

A member of the Rotary Club. Wall was a member o\ the 
board of directors of the Downtown Monroe Rotary Club and 
was a recipient of the Rotary Foundation District Service Award 
and the Governor's Choice Award. 

Wall retired as a colonel in the U.S. Army in 1995 after 31 
years of reserve and active service. 

Scholarship to honor 
memory of Pam Miller 

rA scholarship honoring the late 
\ Dr. Pamela Anders Miller, former 

M professor of business in the North- 
western State University College of 
1 Business, has been established 

^m through an anonymous donation to 

rlf the NSU Foundation. The Pam 
^^U Miller Memorial Scholarship will 
be awarded to a junior or senior 
majoring in business (statistics or operation management) 
with a 2.5 or higher grade point average. 

Miller was associate professor of quantitative meth- 
ods in the College of Business. Among her many profes- 
sional activities. Dr. Miller was an active scholar and 
researcher who served on the NSU Research Council and 
was active in securing research grants. Dr. Miller lost her 
battle with cancer on Feb. 24. NSU's 2007 Research Day 
was dedicated to her memory. 

"It is a tribute and honor to have a scholarship dedi- 
cated to Pam's memory," said her husband, Pat. "Pam was 
an outstanding teacher and supporter of Northwestern and 
her community. We hope this scholarship will provide the 
opportunity for students to continue their education and 
encourage them to be successful, not only in their future 
careers, but in life as well. 

According to Pat Miller, Dr. Miller enjoyed teaching 
and helping students as they worked toward their goals. 

"Pam believed in doing your best and making the 
most of all opportunities." he said. "Pam would have been 
honored with this scholarship. She was a compassionate 
and loving person that cared about her students and set 
high standards for them. With the support of the NSU 
College of Business alumni and others, we can make this 
project a success." 

Donations for the scholarship can be made to the 
NSU Foundation by contacting Jill Bankston at (318) 357- 
4241 ore-mailing 

Dollar continued 

"I see career opportunities that are unimaginable in a field 
that is not gender specific," Dollar said. "We are matching 
opportunities with education and providing a stepping stone to 
an exciting and lucrative career. When you educate students 
about their options, there is no reason to not have a successful 

Hatahet continued 

to have a strong work ethic so that they represent us well in 
those industries." he said. 

"One thing I'm most proud of is that some of my former 
students are now professors. I feel most proud for the ones that 
outdo me. I try to motivate that in the students." he said. "The 
most satisfying feeling is if you give someone information and 
then you can see their brain working." 


Alumni Columns Fall 2007 / 1 1 

Foundation News 

Foundation News 

The Class of 1957 marked their golden jubilee and reunion ear- 
lier this year by presenting a check to the NSU Foundation to 
establish the first-ever endowed gift donated by a graduating 
class to the university. The check for $27,405 will support the 
Class of 1957 Endowed Professorship. Donations are still being 
accepted as the group strives to reach a $40,000 goal, which will 
be matched with $60,000 from the State of Louisiana Board of 
Regents. From left are Alma Rabb Alost, Virginia Crosno, Dan 
Chase, Polly Windham, NSU President Dr. Randall J. Webb, 
Mildred McTyre and John McTyre. To support the endowed 
professorship, contact Jill Bankston at the NSU Alumni Office 
at (3 1 8) 357-424 1 or . 

Ellis and Juanita Coutee have increased their original pledge to 
honor Dr. Bill Timon from an endowed scholarship to a 
$100,000 endowed professorship in math. The Coutees will 
contribute $60,000 to be matched by the Board of Regents 
matching gift fund. The professorship honors the late Dr. Bill 
Timon, a long-time professor of math at NSU. From left are the 
honoree's son, Bill Timon III, Mrs. Katherine Timon and Juani- 
ta and Ellis Coutee. Because of the donation, the department 
now has three endowed professorships, including the Ellis and 
Juanita Coutee Professorship, the Ted and Aleane Adair Profes- 
sorship and the Bill Timon Professorship. 

Alumni focus 
on youth mentors 



Major Kenny Capello and Carlene Allen Nelson 
graduates of Northwestern State University are making a 
difference in the lives of Louisiana's at risk youth. Capel- 
lo, a member of the Louisiana Army National Guard, 
graduated from NSU in December 1993 with a BS in 
business administration. Nelson graduated in May 1993 
with a BA in education. Both are employed with the 
Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program 
located at Camp Beauregard in Pineville. 

"The Youth Challenge Program (YCP) is a tuition- 
free, five-month residential program for 16- to 18-year- 
old high school dropouts," Capello explained. "During 
the five-month program, the students learn life skills and 
work towards a GED. Once they graduate from the 
course, they enter the mentoring phase of the program. 
Graduates are paired with caring and concerned adult 
role models, who assist them with job applications, col- 
lege enrollment, or act as counselors and coaches." 

Mentors must be willing to sign on for a year-long 
commitment to keep the Youth Challenge Program staff 
updated on the progress and status of its graduates. 

"The post residential staff struggles with finding 
good mentors for the students," Capello said. "There are 
just not enough adult volunteers to meet the needs of the 

"I am constantly applying knowledge I acquired 
while at NSU," Nelson, who is program mentor coordi- 
nator, said. "All mentors must attend a mentoring work- 
shop which educates them about the needs of our youth. 
This empowers the mentors to help the students become 
productive citizens. We are always interested in anyone 
who is willing to mentor a young person." 

In the future we will look to our younger generation 
for leadership and as adults we need to do our part to pre- 
pare them for the challenge," said Capello, post residen- 
tial supervisor. "The Youth Challenge Program is a fed- 
eral and state funded program. Our tax dollars are hard at 
work to ensure all teenagers get an even start in life. Our 
mission is their future." 

Alumni Columns Fall 2007 / 12 

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Alumni Profile 


Marilyn A. Lowrey 
Fleming is retired and 
lives in Shreveport. 


Dr. Carl R. "Bucky" 
Buchanan retired after 
35 years from the Uni- 
versity of Cape Breton 
as the Director of Ath- 
letics. He is married 
and lives in Albert 
Bridge, Nova Scotia 


Joseph T. "Tommy" 
Lewis III is retired from 
IBM and Lockheed 
Martin and is currently 
working for an agency 
of the Department of 
Defense. He is mar- 
ried and lives in 
Fairview Park, Ohio. 


Thomas H. Worsham 
III is retired after 37 
years as a manager for 
the Kansas City South- 
ern Railway Company. 


Wanda Chicola Ozier 
is the regional vice 
president of Volunteers 
of America North LA 
and lives in Alexandria. 

Dr. Pamela Wright 
Penick is executive 
director of the 
Tuscaloosa County 
Arts & Humanities 
Council., serves as 
administrative assistant 
for the Moody Founda- 
tion and teaches 
through the Communi- 
ty Music School at the 
University of Alabama. 
She is also involved as 
an accompanist and is 

a part of the duo piano 
team with Pamela Gor- 
don. She lives in 
Northport, Ala. 

Charles E. Kelley is 
the CFO at Champion 
Steel Company LLC, 
married and lives in 


Fred Ray Parker is a 
professor of education 
at Henderson State 
U ■ versity, married to 
Sandra Bethany Park- 
er ('66) and lives in Hot 
Springs, Ark. 

Liz Brazelton is retired 
after 33 years from the 
Louisiana Department 
of Social Services and 
lives in Alexandria. 


Dr. Thomas Curry is 
senior pastor at Park- 
land Baptist Church and 
lives in Louisville, Ky. 


Brinda Irving is a sub- 
stitute teacher for the 
Sheldon Independent 
School District and 
lives in Baytown, 

Anthony Robinson 
recently retired as 
director of Bands for 
the Marshall ISD after 
33 years and is cur- 
rently working part- 
time at Pittsburg ISD 
as Director of Percus- 
sion. He is a 28 year 
member of the Shreve- 
port Symphony and 
First Sergeant and 
Percussion Principal 
with the 531st Air 
Force Band of Fort 
Worth, Texas. 

Jack HenneSSy began his college career 
with the intention of becoming a coach, a decision 
that eventually led to success in his chosen field of 
trampoline. Hennessy was a student when George 
Nissen and Ted Blake visited Northwestern to pro- 
mote trampoline as a new sport. Nissen is the inven- 
tor of the modern trampoline. 

"The basic concept of trampoline is centuries-old. Both of these innovators, 
Blake and Nissen. inspired me to recognize the potential of becoming influential 
in the development of trampoline as a national and international sport," Hennessy 

Hennessy was born in 1929 in Panama Canal Zone and left there in 1942 for 
Monroe during the start of WWII. He grew up in Monroe. At Northwestern, he 
earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1951 and a master's in health and 
physical education in 1958. Hennessy lettered in swimming and is a member of 
the N Club. 

"I have a number of special memories from my time at Northwestern." he 
said. "I enjoyed making friends with so many wonderful people. I'll always cher- 
ish my experiences as a competitor representing the university in springboard 
diving and trampoline events. I enjoyed traveling with my fellow teammates to 
those competitions. " 

Hennessy also met the actor John Wayne when he came to Natchitoches to 
film the now classic movie "The Horse Soldiers. " 

"I found him to be a good-natured fellow," he said. 

During the process oi the development of trampoline, he also met two astro- 
nauts. Scott Carpenter and James Lovell of Apollo 13. 

"My career in the sport of trampoline started when 1 took a group of young 
high school and college athletes to the National Gymnastic Clinic in Sarasota. 
Fla.." he said. "We won most of the trampoline events on all levels of competi- 
tion. This event turned out to be the beginning of our eventual dominance of the 
sport at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana- 
Lafayette) on the national and international level." 

From 1965-1982. Hennessy coached most of the world trampoline champi- 
ons in Lafayette. The athletes were grade school students that were developed by 
our program at USL and on completion of high school they became members of 
the USL trampoline team. 

Hennessy wrote the first Amateur Athletics Union (AAU) trampoline com- 
petition rules and also helped write the international rules for trampoline compe- 
tition and safety and has served as an expert in trampoline litigation in court 

"It was through my initiative that the U.S. Olympic Committee finally rec- 
ognized the sport of trampoline and supported it financially. This occurred after 
I retired from coaching in 1986," Hennessy said. 

In April 1995, Hennessy was inducted into the United States Gymnastics 
Federation Gymnastics Hall o\' Fame. His daughter. Leigh Hennessy, was induct- 
ed as a member this August. 

"We are the only father-daughter members of the USGF Hall of Fame," he 

Today, at age 77, Hennessy is an active participant in the sport, though not 
as an athlete. He is retired from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. 

Hennessy and his wife Ruth have been married 56 years. Stories and photos 
from his lifetime of trampoline can be found on his website, http://www.trampo- 


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Alumni Profile 

Elizabeth Mooney 

The women's wing of 
Roswell Regional Hospital in 
Roswell. N.M., has been dedi- 
cated to Elizabeth R Mooney 
(1978) by her husband. Dr. 
Richard C. Mooney (1977). an 
Ob/Gyn in New Mexico. The 
dedication of the Elizabeth P. 
Mooney Women's Center, a 
state-of-the-art labor unit and 
maternity ward, took place ear- 
lier this year with hundreds of 
people honoring Mrs. Mooney 
and welcoming a second hos- 
pital to the city of Roswell. 

Roswell Regional Hospi- 
tal is a 30-bed state-of-the-art 
Hospital with five Operation 
Rooms, two Endoscopy Suites, 
a Birthing Center and Materni- 
ty Ward (named after Mrs. 
Mooney), Radiology with 
MRI, CT, and Ultrasound serv- 
ices, Emergency Room, and 
Physical Therapy. It is soon to 
be enlarged with a third floor 
addition and upcoming plans 
include a Physician office 
tower and other Medical Ser- 

Dr. Mooney is part of a 
10-member group that formed 
and developed an outpatient 
surgical facility in Roswell in 
2000, whose vision included 
the formation of the full serv- 
ice RRH that is now open. 

While a student at North- 
western, Mrs. Mooney was 
active in numerous organiza- 
tions and was voted Miss NSU. 

She graduated with a degree in 
physical education with 
emphasis in dance and a minor 
in special education. While in 
Louisiana, she was employed 
as a special education teacher 
and later a girls coach. 

After earning a B.S. at 
Northwestern, Dr. Mooney 
graduated from LSU Medical 
School in 1981 and finished 
Ob/Gyn. residency at LSU- 
Shreveport in 1985, when the 
Mooneys relocated to Roswell 
with their two children, Ben 
and Sara. In Roswell, Mrs. 
Mooney worked with the 
Roswell Independent School 
District as a special ed teacher 
and coached the Goddard JV 
Cheerleader squad. She has 
been active at First Baptist 
Church for many years. There, 
she has taught Vacation Bible 
School, Sunday school, and 
girls' ministries while partici- 
pating on numerous commit- 
tees, in choir, and at special 
activities. According to Dr. 
Mooney, "Liz has a heart for 
Christian missions having once 
served in South Africa as a 
missionary and is the honoree 
for the Elizabeth P. Mooney 
Missions Fund at her church." 

Mrs. Mooney has battled 
Multiple Sclerosis since high 
school but was diagnosed in 
1981. She has needed wheel- 
chair assistance since 1992. 
Though MS has taken its toll 
on her physically, her spirit and 
her humor persist and are 
unequaled, according to her 
husband. Her courageous bat- 
tle against MS and the favor- 
able effect she and her disabil- 
ity have had on people's lives 

has been witnessed by many. 

Annually, the Roswell 
Labor Day 5K, Half-Marathon, 
and Turtle Marathon: A Benefit 
for MS on Behalf of Liz 
Mooney is run in Roswell. The 
Turtle Marathon is the world's 
smallest official Marathon and 
was featured in Runner's 
World Magazine. Proceeds go 
to the NM Multiple Sclerosis 
Society in the honoree 's name. 
Typically over 200 runners 
participate in the races and 
many appear just to honor Liz. 

Four years ago, Dr. 
Mooney initiated the Elizabeth 
P. Mooney Endowed Scholar- 
ship is for an incoming fresh- 
man Education major at North- 

Dr. Mooney is the senior 
partner with Rio Pecos OB- 
GYN Associates that employs 
three full time Ob-Gyn's and 
four midwives. His profes- 
sional interests include 
advanced laparoscopy (band 
aid surgery), pelvic reconstruc- 
tion (for pelvic relaxation and 
urinary incontinence), and 
bone densitometry. He is 
Board Certified and belongs to 
several professional societies. 

"Liz and I are very thank- 
ful for the fine education that 
we received at NSU. We had a 
wonderful time attending NSU 
and think of our time there fre- 
quently and with fondness," he 


Surrey Ewing is the 
owner and president of 
Creative Castles, Inc., 
married to Susan Mag- 
gio Ewing (77) and 
lives in Montgomery, 


Susan Maggio Ewing 
is office manager and 
vice president of Cre- 
ative Castles, Inc., 
married to Surrey 
Ewing (76) and lives in 
Montgomery, Texas. 

Frances Byrne Rachal 
is vice president of 
Minnesota Insurance 
Brokers, Inc and lives 
in Eden Prairie, Minn. 


Mr. Thomas Barton is 
employed by the 
Marine Corps at Camp 
Lejeune as director of 
logistics operations, 
married and lives in 
Stella, N.C. 

Debra Chambley 
O'Quinn is a client 
rights officer at 
Pinecrest Development 
Center and lives in 


Arthur Clayton (Clay) 
Gordin is retired and 
lives in Elkins, Ark. 

Nan Rogers Holmes is 
executive director of 
Talitha Koum Institute 
and lives in Waco, 


Donnie Eloy McLaugh- 
lin is employed by 
Caddo Parish School 
Board as a teacher 
and coach and lives in 


Mack Palmour is direc- 
tor of admissions at 
Gainesville State Uni- 

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versity and lives in 
Dahlonega, Ga. 
Cynthia Tuttle Krych is 
a research coordinator 
and lives in Austin, 


Judi Humphrey 
Gautreau is a business 
education teacher for 
Ascenion Parish Public 
Schools and lives in 


Patrick Wyatt is execu- 
tive director of Horizan 
Bay and lives in Mem- 
phis, Tenn. 


Ronald Wilkins is 
employed by the Pen- 
tagon Department of 
Defense as a force 
protection resource 
manager and lives in 
Bowie, Md. 

Melissa Smith Slezak 
is a certified teacher of 
the visually impaired 
for Aldine ISD and 
lives in Houston, 


Fabian Zeller is a zone 
compliance manager 
for State Farm and 
lives in Minneapolis, 



Wanda Cutley is a 
service coordinator at 
Regional Center of 
Orange County and 
lives in LaPalma, Calif. 


Michelle Leigh Fuller 
Harris is a licensed 
clinical social worker, 
married and lives in 


Jennifer Moreau Flagg 
is assistant director at 

Shima No Ko Child 
Development Center at 
Kadena Air Base, Oki- 
nawa, Japan and mar- 

Bridget Harrell Fulton 
is employed by Union 
Parish School Board 
as a librarian, married 
and lives in Marion. 

Jennifer Poe 
Umphress is an attor- 
ney, married and lives 
in Keller, Texas. 


George Grosskopf is a 
programmer and ana- 
lyst for Publix Super- 
Markets, Inc and lives 
ir ""lant City. Fla. 

Dorothy Ching Davis is 
a territory sales man- 
ager for Vioptix and 
lives in Torrance, Calif. 


Dr. Treva Lynn Bostic 
is a psychologist and 
has her own practice 
and lives in Anderson, 

Peter Len Papa is 
recruiting director for 
Crest Medical Search 
and lives in Dallas, 

Kip Patrick is vice 
president of public 
affairs at Ketchum 
Public Relations and 
lives in Washington, 

Jason Rudolf Fernan- 
dez is a financial advi- 
sor for Smith Barney 
(Citigroup), married 
and lives in Grapevine, 

Rebecca (Becky) 
Boykin is a teacher 
and coach for Mtn. 
Brook School System 
and lives in Birming- 
ham, Ala. 


Melanie Schadwell 
Dietz is a third grade 
teacher for Jefferson 
Parish School System 
and lives in Jefferson. 


Leslie Garnette Green 
is a business teacher 
at Westgate High 
School and lives in 

Elizabeth Grezaffi 
Baugh is a produce 
specialist at Freshpoint 
Produce, married and 
lives in Wake Forest, 

V. Rodney Harrison Jr. 
is employed by the 
department of home- 
land security as the 
Technology Trends 
Assessment Branch 
Lead and lives in 
Woodbridge, Va. 

Brandon Mitchell is a 
senior sales associate 
for Allstate Insurance, 
also volunteers with 
Greyhound Welfare 
rescue organizations 
and works with several 
local DC theatres. He 
lives in Silver Spring, 

Ginger Griffin 
Eppinette is a major 
gifts officer at AUL and 
lives in Chicago, III. 

Leslie Green is a busi- 
ness teacher at West- 
gate High School and 
lives in Abbeville. 

Robert Candiloro is 
employed by Caddo 
Parish School System 
as a fencing teacher, 
married and lives in 
Melodi Crowson is a 
teacher at Changy- 
oung Elementary 
School and lives in 
Bucheon, South Korea. 


Donna Stoltz is an 
administrative assistant 
at Kelly Management 
Services at Microsoft 
Licensing and lives in 
Reno, Nev. 

Jeff Tynes is a project 
manager at Keystone 
Concrete Placement 
and lives in Houston, 

Shawn Hodge Pleas- 
ant is a clinical manag- 
er at Fresenius Med- 
ical Center and lives in 

Donna McLaren Har- 
vey is a ELA & LA his- 
tory teacher, married to 
Joseph A. Harvey ('99) 
and lives in Anacoco. 

Allison Fulop Andrus is 
an assistant director 
for St. Landry Parish 
Tourist Commission 
and lives in Port Barre. 


Don David II is 
employed by State 
Farm Insurance in 
sales and lives in 

Angelique Duhon Freel 
is employed at Murray 
Law Firm as an attor- 
ney, married and lives 
in Kenner. 

Javon Ard is a teacher 
for East Baton Rouge 
Schools and lives in 
Baton Rouge. 


Michael S. Bates is a 
sales supervisor for 
Schwan Food Compa- 
ny, married and lives in 
Baton Rouge. 


Whitney Fite is an 
account executive for 
KCI and lives in Mis- 
souri City, Texas. 

Sarah Willis Carson is 
employed by Calcaseiu 
Parish School Board 
as a teacher and lives 
in Sulphur. 

Theresa Marie Borde- 
lon is a social host and 
events coordinator for 
Carnival Cruise Line 
and lives in Doral, Fla. 

Layne Legendre Janet 
is an intake specialist 
at ACS, married and 
lives in Plaquemine. 

Deneshia Hadnot 
Demouchet is 
employed by La Porte 
Independent School 
District as a teacher 
and lives in League 
City. Texas. 

Jennifer Dauenhauer 
Gray is a meteorologist 
at NBC 6 (WTVJ) and 
lives in Hollywood, Fla. 


Cassie Shunk Skiles is 
a financial analyst for 
Cogent Healthcare, 
Inc. and lives in Irvine, 


Chris Bankovic is a 
programmer analyst for 
Guidestone Financial 
Resources, married 
and lives in McKinney, 

Julia Dudley Mack is a 
fine arts teacher for 
Gonzales ISD, married 
and lives in Lockhart, 

Linda Danielle Held 
Morgan is a producer 
for KFDX 3 News, 
married to Robert 
Terry Morgan ('03) and 
lives in Iowa Park, 


Willie Ray Moses is a 
news reporter for 
KTBS 3 KPXJ 21 and 
lives in Shreveport. 


Steven P. Mack is an 

assistant manager at 

Walgreens, married 

and lives in Lockhart, 


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1940 Millicent Shell, 

Monroe, April 19,2007 

1943 Theophile Scott, 

Natchitoches, June 17,2007 

1974 Cheryl Perot Donaho, 

Natchitoches, July 7, 2007 

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Looking bacK 


't was a showdown in the final week of the regular sea- 
son, with the Southland Conference championship and a 
playoff berth at stake. The Nov. 19. 1988, collision 
between traditional rivals Northwestern and Stephen F. 
.Austin has reached near mythic quality in the years 
since. The Lumberjacks were ranked number one in the nation 
and were touted as sporting the nation's best defense. The 
Demons were ranked 10th and had an offensive attack worthy 
of its 14th statistical ranking, while NSU believed its defense 
was better than SFA's. 

"This is probably the best football team I've seen since 
I've been at Northwestern," said Head Coach Sam Goodwin at 
the start of that season. He was proven correct. 

The odds were against the Demons, although they and the 
'Jacks carried identical 5-0 conference records into the show- 
down. SFA had a home field advantage and was picked to win 
by every other SLC head coach, one who called the Lumber- 
jacks "Stephen F. Awesome." A wet field seemed to favor the 
Lumberjacks' power running over NSU's option and speed-ori- 
ented offense. The Demons took no prisoners, limiting the Lumberjack offense to just 140 yards rushing and 17 points 
enough to hand the visitors a 20-17 title-clinching victory. Northwestern won its first Southland Conference championship and 
brought Chief Caddo, college football's largest trophy, back home to Natchitoches. 

Records were broken. Future Head Coach Scott Stoker, then a star quarterback for the Demons, fired 172 yards passing, giv- 
ing him the most in a season with 1.966. which surpassed Bobby Hebert's record. That was among dozens of records broken by 
Goodwin's 1988 team, which earned the nickname "Road Warriors" for its prowess in a demanding stretch of games away from 
Turpin Stadium late in the season and into the national playoffs. 

That season also included the set of games later referred to as "The Streak," in which the Demons flattened East Texas State, 
Southwest Texas, a previously undefeated McNeese team, Nicholls State, who lost its ninth in a row to the Demons, and North- 
east, Sam Houston, and North Texas. 

By the end of the season. Northwestern had stormed to a 10-3 record, posting the most regular-season wins (9) Demonland 
had seen since the 1966 unbeaten season. The Demons made their first-ever national playoff game successful, winning at Boise 
State, then fell in a nailbiter 38-30 to Idaho in the quarterfinals of the national championship tournament. 



Eagerly waiting to lead the Demons onto the gridiron; yelling, clapping, jumping and 
screaming for the student body; encouraging all the fans to participate in the excitement; 
riding the Demon head around the field - these were part of the duties and cheerleaders 
of the Northwestern cheerleaders in 1965. Can you name them? The first five readers to 
call the Alumni Center at (318) 357-4414 will win a prize. 

Congratulations to the following 
individuals who correctly identi- 
fied Miss Potpourri and her court 
from 1956. The court included 
Katina Manitzas, Carla Tatum, 
Alice Hulls, Billie Walker, Betty Jo 
Tilleux, Rose Campbell and Jan 

Betty Tilleux Breaux-1957 
Lake Charles, LA 

Beverly Leach-1957 
Corpus Christi, TX 

Juanita Penney Thornton-1957 
Deridder, LA 

R. Fredrick Fanta, Jr.-1957 
Westlake, LA 

Mary Cook-1957 
Brenham, TX 

Sophie Packard-1957 
Natchitoches, LA 

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